Santa Fe Junior Golf

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ABOUT

Santa Fe Junior Golf is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the youth in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico grow in the game of golf. With a combined experience of over 100 years our goal is to help create scholarships for the youth in need through athletics. From private instruction to group lessons our professionals are dedicated to helping juniors excel throughout their career as a young adult. Through the past years Santa Fe Junior Golf has helped influence the youth of New Mexico by teaching values that are co existent with life and the game itself. We continuously offer our support to the youth of New Mexico and hope by helping them advance in the game of golf we can lay a foundation for the rest of their lives.

 

SERVICES

One-on-one Instruction

With a private practice area. We can accommodate anyone interested in private lessons. Although one of our main beliefs is that golf is played inside 100yards. We specialize in everything from short game to course management our PGA instructors are well educated in every area of the game.

      Group Lessons

Group lessons are a great way for golfers to get out and meet other players at their own skill level. We offer group lessons for all skill types from beginner to advanced.

      State of the Art

   TrackMan Simulator

We offer lessons, fitting and regular practice time at our state of the art golf studio. With the number one piece of equipment that all the leaders of the game use. TrackMan can help provide data and feedback like no other piece of technology in the industry. To schedule an appointment please contact Home Base.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

2021 Santa Fe Junior Golf Marathon

 

Friday February 5th PGA professionals Don Symington and Alo Brodsky along with PGA Associates Lorenzo Vigil, Joseph Irwin and Brandon Pinard were challenged to play as many holes of golf as they could in one day. 54 holes is the new 2021 golf marathon record for SFJG! With help from some of Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe's loyal patrons we have so far raised over one thousand dollars for the Santa Fe Junior Golf organization alone. As a whole alongside the Sun Country Junior Golf Foundation we have raised over nine thousand dollars for junior golf in New Mexico! With your help we can continue raising money for junior golf in Santa Fe and in New Mexico. You can still donate by making a pledge to how many holes we played or you can make a flat donation. To donate you can drop a check by Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe or you can click the Donate button below. All checks must be written to Santa Fe Junior Golf. Thank you to all who have already donated we appreciate your generosity and value towards the New Mexico junior golf community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Spring Junior Golf Clinics

With extreme practice and caution of state wide Covid regulations, March 8th-12th & 15th-19th at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe we are having two separate junior golf clinics. 9:30am-11am, Monday-Friday our PGA staff will be instructing everything from the basic fundamentals of golf to sharpening your short game. Friday we will include an on course playing lesson. Due to covid restrictions space is limited. Click the button below for a registration form. For information on pricing or to reserve a space please contact Home Base.

from left to right: Brandon Pinard, Alo Brodsky, Don Symington, Lorenzo Vigil, Joseph Irwin, March 5th 2021
 
 

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHYS

DON SYMINGTON

Don Symington, graduated from Princeton University in 1967. He joined the US Navy, became a pilot, and flew the F4 Phantom aboard USS Midway in combat over Vietnam for two consecutive years: 1971, 72 and was there when the war ended in April 1973. His love of golf motivated him to become a member of the PGA in 1996. He specializes in teaching juniors: fundamentals and the joy of playing golf. Particular emphasis is exposing young people to the human values: honesty, integrity, self esteem, perseverance and the many others playing the game provides. He joined Marty Sanchez in 2002 and soon became the instructor of the intermediate program. He formed 501(c)(3) Santa Fe Junior Golf to promote junior golf in Santa Fe. This tax exempt organization is a wonderful opportunity for the community to support junior golf and young peoples' exposure to the game.

JULIO 'ALO' BRODSKY

A native of Santa Fe, NM, Alo has been the PGA Head Golf Professional at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe golf course since 2014 and has been teaching golfers of all skill levels since 2010.  At a young age, Alo was introduced to the game of golf by his father who was a local golfer and artist.  Alo has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College and has his Class A-1 PGA Accreditation.  Since his time at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, Alo has helped grow the golf operations through his dedication and knowledge from his twenty plus years involvement in Santa Fe’s golf community. When Alo is not at the golf course he enjoys other outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

LORENZO VIGIL

Lorenzo Vigil, a native of Santa Fe, NM, and a lover of the game of golf since a young age, is the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. Currently a B-8 PGA associate, he attended the University of New Mexico and the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix Arizona where he studied golf operations and management for 2 years. In 2013, he started teaching junior golf with The First Tee program in Phoenix. Since then, he has been dedicated to teaching junior athletes the game of golf. In 2015 he started working with the Little Linksters junior golf program at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. In 2017 he developed the first Marty Sanchez junior golf youth league which has now become part of Santa Fe Junior Golf. He plans to grow the game of golf and make it enjoyable for everyone. When Lorenzo is not playing golf, he enjoys eating New Mexico cuisine, a good movie and spending time outdoors with his amazing daughter Mia and beautiful partner Sarah.

JOSEPH IRWIN

Born and raised in Santa Fe, Joseph Irwin began his golfing career in 2014. An apprentice with the PGA of America, Joseph has become an accomplished teacher and player. His dedication and love of the game has led him to spend countless hours helping others improve. Joseph works as an instructor for Little Linksters Youth Summer Golf Camp program. He also teaches the Marty Sanchez Youth League, as well as weekly private and group lessons.

BRANDON T PINARD

Brandon T. Pinard (BP) is the newest staff member at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. BP migrated to New Mexico from Hawaii and is a native of San Luis Obispo, California. BP took up the game of golf in middle school and played 4 years of Varsity Golf in High School.  He went on to attend California State University, Chico. During his studies, he played on the Men’s Collegiate Golf team (2002-2004) and earned degrees in Archaeology and Media Design. BP has remained an active competitive golfer over the years and competed in many tournaments. Recently, BP joined the PGA associate mentorship program and is on his way to becoming a PGA professional. Over the last year, he has volunteered his media and instructional services to the Santa Fe Junior Golf Association by creating videos and the newest website for the non-profit organization. BP enjoys playing golf as much as possible, working out, taking pictures, and spending time on adventures with his wife, Amber, and their four dogs, Bella, Tango, Jake & Dayvie-Bear.  BP is looking forward to help co-create the future of the game of golf with his fellow PGA associates and golfers as he strives to be a great instructor, professional golfer and mentor to others who share his love for the game. Aloha!

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CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: (505) 955-4400 or fill out the following form.

Contact Us

Home Base

Marty Sanchez Links De Santa Fe

205 Caja del Rio Rd

Santa Fe, NM, 87507

Home: (505) 955-4400 ext.3 

Cell: (505) 514-5312

Fax: (505) 955-4400

Email: santafejuniorgolf@gmail.com

DONATE

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services were provided in exchange for the contribution.

Questions?: (505) 955-4400

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